Anscombe eyes Biggar jersey

Date published: August 15 2016

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Cardiff Blues fly-half Gareth Anscombe has set his sights on pressurising Dan Biggar for the Wales 10 jersey as the new season approaches.

The Auckland-born playmaker, who moved to the PRO12 region in 2014, has played a mixture of fly-half and full-back since he arrived in Wales.

But with Rhys Patchell having now left the Blues, Anscombe is looking for a strong season that could put the heat on Biggar for the Test place.

"Look, I want to play 10," he told Wales Online.

"If I can put a few good performances in at 10, I can put some pressure on the selectors. They know how I feel about where I want to play and that's where I see my future so I expect to play 10.

"There's a lot of competition for places, which is a good thing, but hopefully, if I play well, I might get an opportunity.

He added: "It's about performance and the guys who are there have got the jersey for now. Everyone is under pressure, which is what it's all about.

"I feel rejuvenated and hopefully I can put a big season together. If I can put a few games together and pick up where I left off for the Blues we will see what happens."

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